Review by Tat2dRichon 11/9/11
Based on my addiction to Volcano ejuice I was expecting good coffee, but Wow! I can only speak for the French Roast, whole bean. We brewed 2 cups at a time in Fiji Spring Water, medium ground, in a French Press.
We had been drinking Jamaica Blue Mountain. By comparison the Waipuna Rise tasted clearer, somehow cleaner. It had a winey taste, fermented - in a good way. There was a very pleasant after taste that "hung-in-there" for 15 minutes or so.
A very full taste, full of interesting notes. Obviously the vanilla and hazelnut, which I was afraid would be too heavy handed but to my relief was no more powerful than the natural pecan and dark chocolate alkaloids naturally occurring in the coffee itself.
I just re-ordered, a pound this time. Oh, and the Blue Mountain? I'm afraid it will just have to go stale unless more people who I don't like well enough to give the Volcano stop by.